Remove Form GCSE Drama students were thoroughly thrilled to see the stage
adaptation of Hitchcock’s classic ’39 Steps’ on Tuesday 26 January.  

was brilliant for them to see first hand some of the physical theatre
techniques that they will be using in their next practical assessment in

student: ‘It was such a great evening’s entertainment- I have not laughed so
much in ages!’

of Academic Drama: ‘ Live theatre trips are an essential part of the two year
GCSE course at Bedford School and it is an enjoyable, but working night for
them. Students take notes on acting skills, lighting, sound and set design in
order to prepare them for essay writing. It is a very enjoyable aspect of the

39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935
film by Alfred Hitchcock which is performed with a cast of only four. One actor
plays the hero, Richard Hannay, and three other actors play every other
character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the
occasional inanimate object! It is great to see the students so inspired by
this classic.’

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